Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours
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The "P" word

I know I wrote about this in the past, but now is a good time to revisit the subject. The word is "popularity." With this fursuit endeavor the phrase "Oh! You're going to be so popular," has been used several times. I have been wrestling with this for the past few days. On the one paw I am extremely flattered. On the other paw I am embarrassed because I don't want to be popular in the high school sense where people flock around you to "be seen." Since there is a material element to my "new-found" popularity, I am a bit concerned that it appears that I am "buying" popularity. However, from what I have seen with others that have tried to "buy their way in," most furs have good instinct and can smell a poseur a mile away.

I guess if I was 100% altruistic I would have adopted a pseudonym and done this anonymously (somehow). I guess the opposite end of the spectrum would be to walk into a con with my entourage tossing suits to my adoring fans. I guess I can just be honest and say truthfully that the fandom has literally changed my life over the past 2 years and I want to show my gratitude to all of the wonderful people that make up this wild and crazy group.

I used to think of the time I floated around without purpose as "wasted time." People told me there was no such thing. I guess that is correct. The time I spent alone and lonely has lit the fire in my belly to do whatever I can to make sure others don't have to go through that. If I can get that shy or lonely kid to put on a suit, break out of that shell, and become a great performer, then I have done a good thing. I think I said it before that I don't mind popularity as long as it's for the right reason.
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